Attorney for Casey Anthony's Parents Steps Down

Attorney for Casey Anthony's Parents Steps Down
Casey Anthony with Daughter Caylee (Personal Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) Brad Conway, the attorney for the parents of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother charged with murdering her daughter, Caylee, has stepped down, citing what he called false allegations made by Anthony's defense team.

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According to CBS affiliate WKMG, Brad Conway, who represents George and Cindy Anthony, announced on Monday that he's resigning as a result of a defense motion filed last week by Casey Anthony's defense in a dispute with Texas Equusearch, the group who helped search for Caylee.

In the filing, Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's lead attorney, claims Conway was given unrestricted access to review thousands of pages of volunteer documents while the defense has not been given equal access.

Conway on Monday released the following statement regarding his resignation:

"With regret, I am forced to resign as George and Cindy Anthony's attorney. The defense motion filed on Aug. 9, 2010, contains allegations that are not, in fact, true. As an officer of the court, I cannot stand idly by knowing allegations involving me have been misstated. I am now a witness to an inaccurate legal pleading filed in our court system. As such, I cannot continue in good conscience as a legal representative. George and Cindy Anthony have done nothing improper, it is the failure of the defense to verify the facts alleged in their motion that forces my withdrawal. I will continue to support the Anthonys, will continue to attend hearings and the eventual trial, and most importantly, I will continue to search for the full truth regarding the killing of Caylee Marie Anthony."

Conway did not detail the alleged misstatements in the filing, and he did not return calls from WKMG seeking comment.

"I was given the same conditions everyone else was, and that is: I was allowed to review the documents, make tabs on the relevant files. I was not allowed to copy, photograph, remove or any other way alter the documents," Conway said Monday on the Today show.

Casey Anthony, 24, is jailed on first-degree murder charges in the death of Caylee, whose remains were found in December 2008. Caylee was 2-years-old when she was reported missing in July 2008, about a month after she was last seen alive.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled to begin in May 2011.

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